One thing I’m doing to have more days like this is decluttering.
I believe a clear space can help clear the mind. And there’s science to back it up. Plus, having a space that you love, filled with things that bring you joy, not just stuff, is all the better!
Lately it’s as though I’m suffocating with ‘stuff.’ We buy these big houses and then fill it up with stuff. And the other day I really felt sick of it all...
Kids create a lot of the clutter with toys, clothes, dishes... and of course, they are good at making messes and not so good at wanting to clean up.
When I had my dayhome I kept on top of tidying and swapping out our toys. Lately it’s been harder to keep up but also more evident we just have too much stuff.
So I’m on a binge kick now! Decluttering the girls’ main spaces (their room, playroom, storage baskets.) Rearranging furniture and decor. Donating, selling and tossing things we no longer need.
It’s been a baby step process to make time for small projects each day. (The regular cleaning takes up enough time...) It’s already starting to make a difference though — to our home and my mood!
Also, being home and not working, or my time sitting around breastfeeding and staring at our home, has helped me to rethink some spaces. For example, where I can keep things to make them more useful and accessible or what I can move in to storage or get rid of.
Beyond my personal tipping point of getting fed up with the clutter I’ve been inspired by others to tidy up, too.
- One of my favourite astrology IG accounts to follow suggested July was a time for clearing space and readjusting at home. It seemed timely and accurate to how I’ve been feeling.
- I also listened to the Luscious Hustle Podcast episode KonMari Magic — Creating Space to Grow with Christine O’Brian which was really interesting and further fuelled my fire to declutter. (I still haven’t read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up but everyone seems to say great things!
- Finally, back in the Spring, Lauren Gleisberg wrote this post with some home cleaning inspiration. As you can probably tell, I love reading LG’s posts because I find them helpful and relatable.
And that’s my goal for this blog too! To be honest, relatable and inspiring. I hope you found some of that in this post and I look forward to sharing an update on this one ;)
Thanks for reading!